a group or body of delegates: Our club sent a delegation to the rally.
the body of delegates chosen to represent a political unit, as a state, in an assembly: the New Jersey delegation in Congress.
the act of delegating.
the state of being delegated.

1605–15; < Latin dēlēgātiōn- (stem of dēlēgātiō), equivalent to dēlegāt(us) (see delegate) + -iōn- -ion

nondelegation, noun
predelegation, noun
redelegation, noun
subdelegation, noun

2. commission. Unabridged
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delegation (ˌdɛlɪˈɡeɪʃən)
1.  a person or group chosen to represent another or others
2.  the act of delegating or state of being delegated
3.  (US) politics all the members of Congress from one state

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Word Origin & History

1610s, "action of delegating," from L. delegationem, noun of action from delegare (see '-----). Meaning "persons sent by commission" is from 1818; meaning "a state's elected representatives, taken collectively," is U.S. political usage from 1820s.
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Example sentences
Customers could understand and believe in the delegation of responsibility for
  the application.
Next week, our correspondent travelling with the delegation will report how
  things turned out.
As with effective leadership and functional teamwork, when it comes to memory,
  smart delegation is key.
But the delegation is approaching this with conscientious sincerity.
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